Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort - San Luis Obispo, CA

Stay at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in San Luis Obispo, CA

Top Reasons to Visit Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

  • Voted a top 10 mineral-springs spa by Spa magazine and SpaFinder in 2009, this resort has been in operation for more than 100 years. The naturally hot sulfur mineral water found on site is said to heal and soothe sore joints and muscles.
  • Each room has a private mineral-water hot tub on an attached balcony or patio.
  • Complimentary yoga classes are held daily and included with every stay.
  • There's an on-property spa.
  • You'll have access to a hiking trail and a walking path to the beach.
  • The award-winning onsite eatery, Gardens of Avila Restaurant, serves farm-to-table cuisine made with ingredients from organic farms. Some menu highlights: the grilled albacore tostada and drake duck breast with roasted carrots.

San Luis Obispo, California: Historical City Close to Hiking and the Pacific Coast

Founded in 1772 as a mission community, San Luis Obispo is one of the oldest towns in California. Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo—nicknamed “SLO”—has a thriving downtown. Its centerpiece, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, was the original mission of the city; it has since been completely restored and now houses a museum. Nearby, you can wander through posh boutique shops and dine at upscale restaurants.

San Luis Obispo is almost perpetually sunny, with more than 300 rain-free days every year. The city is bisected by a string of hills known as the Nine Sisters, six of which are open for climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. With the Pacific coastline and beaches 10 miles away, you're also near windsurfing, kayaking, surfing, and kiteboarding. Not far away, you'll find the the hot mineral springs of Avila Beach.

The city made international headlines in 1990 when it became the first place in the world to ban smoking in all public buildings, including bars and restaurants. Considering the city’s famously strict health codes, it’s something of a surprise that Bubble Gum Alley exists here. Locals and visitors have been sticking chewed gum on the walls since about 1960; the alley is now a massive, mosaic-like public artwork that is at once beautiful and grotesque.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a spa room with one queen bed or a spa suite with one queen bed and one queen sofa sleeper
  • Up to two children stays free in spa suite
  • Dates into March

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 11.065% tax added at purchase.
  • Additional fees: $16.66 daily resort fee added at purchase.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Historic hot-springs resort
  • Private hot tubs in each room
  • On-property spa
  • Award-winning restaurant

The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • $16.66 daily resort fee paid at purchase
  • 11.065% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

Each room has a hot tub with quiet hours from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Spa Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Spa Suite

  • One queen bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 17 or older; guests 16 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available for an additional cost at check-in; subject to availability

Getting There

  • By plane: 8 miles from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP)
  • By car: about 180 miles north of Los Angeles

Traveler's Tips

  • Mineral-springs hot tubs cost $13.50 to $17.50 per person per hour to use.

Customer Reviews

(698 ratings)

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Patricia Y. · 1 review
· April 7, 2018
Clean, wonderful deck and hot tub on deck with mineral springs


Julie B. · 8 reviews TOP REVIEWER
· March 22, 2018
I upgraded to a single bed and left the kids behind. I loved the privacy, the beauty and the fabulous location. The Bob Jones Trail to Avila, my favorite restaurants in Shell Beach, the Farmers Market in San Luis...The in-room hot tub and swimming pool are my favorites.


Anne H. · 3 reviews
· March 12, 2018
excellent value for the location--with a private hot tub on the balcony!
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